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Utah man charged for sunbathing nude in his yard

Dec 5, 2014

Arizona Republic

Don't these police officers have any REAL criminals to hunt down??? You know like robbers and rapists, not some nut job that walks around nude in his backyard!!!


Utah man charged for sunbathing nude in his yard

Associated Press 3:25 p.m. MST December 4, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — A judge is issuing an arrest warrant for a 77-year-old Utah man who police say was sunbathing nude in his backyard next to a church parking lot.

Court records show the $5,000 cash-only warrant was issued Tuesday after Myron Lee Kipp failed to show up at a court hearing in his lewdness case.

The Farmington man has pleaded not guilty to seven misdemeanor counts of lewdness, four involving a child.

Defense attorney William Albright didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.

Police say Kipp's neighbors reported he was sunbathing nude in his backyard March 5. His yard has a chain-link fence with no privacy slats.

Police say several parents said their children could see him, but Kipp told an officer he could do want he wanted on his property.